Jail and Inmate Records Resources
About Jail and Inmate Records
Jail and inmate records provide information about current, and sometimes past, inmate status. Most states have a Department of Corrections that maintains inmate databases and these are often searchable statewide online by inmate name. Vinelink, a victim notification service, also provides online inmate information in many states. At the county level, jail records are usually maintained by the county sheriff. Here again, online searching is often possible and results may include inmate name, incarceration date, expected release date, type of offense and sometimes photos of the offender. Where online searching is not available, inmate information may be obtained by contacting the sheriff's office or the state Department of Corrections.
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US Federal Inmate Locator
Locate a Federal Inmate - includes all federal inmates from 1982 to present
Criminal Victimization Tables
View the Department of Justice statistical tables for criminal victimization in the U.S. Topics covered include crimes of violence such as rape, robbery and assault, theft, crime charateristics, victim-offender relationship, whether crimes were reported and police response time.
National College Campus Crime Info
Search national records of crimes on college campuses. Search by geographic area, school name or school type.
Immigration and Customs Detainees
Search the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainee locator database to view current detainees or those released within the last 60 days.
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